27 ‘Different’ Historical Photos… OMG The Queen Looks Smoking Hot.
Reading about historical events helps us remember the past and honor those who have paved the way for us. Seeing fragments of history, however, through photography or film, provokes emotions of a different degree.
You can read about the horrors of war but seeing it is different. You can read about how famous Picasso was but seeing his face and how he stands is different.
Photographs are key pieces to connecting us to the past in a future-obsessed world; they remind us that today's privileges are more recent than we think and that our parents, as well as our grandparents, are far stronger and far more interesting than we could ever know.
Below you will find 25 rare history photos that document how the world looked like between 1890-1995.
#1. 1890-1920: Two women exchanging hongi, a traditional Māori greeting in New Zealand.
Arthur James Iles
#2. February 4,1912: Franz Reichelt wearing a parachute of his own design just before his fatal jump from the Eiffel Tower.
#3. 1912: English Boy Scouts start a disaster fund following the fate of the Titanic.
#4. 1919: Sandwiches for sale on a Model T, an early 'food truck'.
#5. December 1920: Men posing for a 'selfie' at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
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